Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit

Staff photo by Joe Phelan
This is a selection of unused medications collected by Carol Doorenbos, a pharmacist for Osco, left, and Kennebec Sheriff's Department Cpl. Mike Pion on Saturday morning at the Kennebec Valley YMCA in Manchester. The collection was part of a national drug take back program. See story page B1.

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, chairman of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, will give the keynote address at the eighth annual Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit, to be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center on Nov. 14.

“Governor Christie has seen firsthand the tragedy of drug addiction,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “From Pennsylvania Avenue in DC to Main streets across Arkansas, it is imperative that all Americans work in concert to end this epidemic.”

The all-day summit will include breakout sessions on four different tracks, including clinical, criminal justice, education/prevention and counseling/recovery.    MORE

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